In order to release a version of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) that is safer for kids to user, Microsoft has teamed up with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center (CEOP) to launch a child-friendly version. The browser has one-click access for Windows users to useful sites such as CEOP.police.uk and thinkuknow.co.uk and makes use of the IE9 and Windows 7 integration to provide Jump Lists that make it easier for a parent to set their kids’ age groups.
“At Microsoft we always want to provide our customers with the tools to enjoy the web safely and securely,” said Gabby Hegerty, Internet Explorer lead in the UK. “The internet has become a central part of everyday life for adults and children, from learning and communicating to working and playing online. As the leading browser provider, it is important we make the appropriate safety information available and build in features to our software which provide families with peace of mind online.”
Peter Davies, CEOP Chief Executive, added, “We have been happy to work with Microsoft to ensure that IE9 users can access advice and guidance in a way that is quick and easy. We welcome this approach and continue to work with service providers so that help and advice is available whenever it is needed.”